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School Bus Management / Training

10 Tips to Bolster Bus Checks for Sleepers

To make sure no child is left behind, school bus operations should have clear procedures for drivers to follow, enforce consequences, and provide frequent reminders and recognition.

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A tragic reminder about texting and driving
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A killer. That’s essentially what texting can become when it coincides with driving. That point was tragically reinforced by a fatal school bus crash in Knoxville, Tennessee, according to the police investigation.
<p>School districts such as Adams County (Colo.) School District 14 have adopted software programs with routing and ridership tracking to streamline Medicaid reimbursement reporting. Shown here is one of the district&rsquo;s special-needs students with her school bus. Photo by Billy Salaz, Adams County (Colo.) School District 14</p> Don't Leave Money on the Table: Using Software for Medicaid Reimbursement
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Software programs automate reporting, making it easier, faster and less costly, suppliers say. Districts have been able to save days’ worth of staff time and have more, reliable data with which to recoup much-needed funds.
NSTA Advocacy in Action — Was the entry-level negotiated rulemaking successful?
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Twenty-six parties with different interests reached an agreement that is far better than the original proposal. The agreement includes a balance of increased requirements that are not detrimental to the industry and will foster safer entry-level drivers.
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Special-needs transportation manual
The fifth edition of Transporting Children with Disabilities is available through the National Association for Pupil Transportation.

Fuel tracking app
The Fleetio Fuel app, free for all Fleetio users, is designed to let drivers log fuel in seconds.

Wheel-nut indicator
Wheel-Check is a loose wheel-nut indicator that can help operators identify a loose wheel nut with a simple visual inspection, according to the company.

Integrated software suite
Seon now offers vMax Compass, a complete suite of school transportation solutions designed to work seamlessly together to deliver the real-time information needed to plan safe routes, track vehicles and student ridership, and capture, record and automatically download video of on-board incidents.

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<p>First Student teamed up with the National Safety Council for the Safety Dog Bus Tour in late August, which informed kids and their parents about school bus safety.</p> PHOTOS: Back to school

School districts and transportation operators in the U.S. and Canada got ready for the new school... Visit photo gallery

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VIDEO: Transportation internship helps student succeed

When Alex Mata interned with Denver Public Schools transportation, the team taught him about bus maintenance and even helped with his homework. Without the experience, he says, “I probably wouldn’t have graduated high school.”

School Bus Songs: 'Double Dutch Bus'

This funky jam by Frankie Smith is apparently about transit buses (and double Dutch jump roping?), although the vehicle in the video sure looks like an old yellow bus painted black.

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